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“With tuition under $20K, the MCS-DS is one of the most affordable gateways to one of the most lucrative and fastest growing careers of the new millennium. The MCS-DS builds expertise in four core areas of computer science: data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing, in addition to building valuable skill sets in statistics and information science with courses taught in collaboration with the University’s Statistics Department and iSchool (ranked #1 among Library and Information Studies Schools.)

This degree will go far beyond recorded classroom lectures to offer the same educational rigor as other Illinois on-campus programs. Anyone who registers on Coursera will have access to all of the courses that make up the degree, including lessons, activities and projects developed by award-winning Illinois faculty. In order to earn the University of Illinois degree, learners who are accepted into the program will also be expected to complete additional course assessments with access to guidance, feedback and support from Illinois faculty and staff.”

Recommended Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to begin the course on Coursera, but the degree program requires the following: "Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. If it is not in computer science, applicants must have sufficient background in computer programming as well as data structures and algorithms….TOEFL / IELTS scores may be required for international applicants."

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